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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By roboe60
+1 Change it every other month which would put...

+1 Change it every other month which would put you 6,000-9,000 miles between oil changes. Perfectly fine when using synthetic oil.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 585
Posted By roboe60
Try pushing the connector down as tight as...

Try pushing the connector down as tight as possible, then squeeze the clips and wiggle it off.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By roboe60
I really like your 7 and the pics are nicely...

I really like your 7 and the pics are nicely done. As others have said, I too would not normally go fo such a mod, but it just looks so different that it is neat.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 585
Posted By roboe60
I evidently have weak fingers because I had to...

I evidently have weak fingers because I had to use a pair of pliers and gently squeeze from both sides. It came right off. (Without breaking!)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By roboe60
The little green clips around the parameter? ...

The little green clips around the parameter? They break, so have some on hand. They are cheap enough at the dealer.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By roboe60
Here is the link to Lowes. Harbor Freight may...

Here is the link to Lowes. Harbor Freight may have them as well.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_338384-25428-85704_1z0wchd__?productId=3387676&pl=1

I also have this from Home Depot and it works great...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By roboe60
Use a 10 mm flexible, ratcheting box end wrench...

Use a 10 mm flexible, ratcheting box end wrench for the back bolt(s) Picked mine up at Lowes.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By roboe60
I did the same with my passenger headlight. No...

I did the same with my passenger headlight. No flaking at all on the driver side.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-11-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By roboe60
+1 on E38.org. There is a write-up posted...

+1 on E38.org.
There is a write-up posted there. Passenger side is easy, driver side takes a little longer, but your done with both sides in 40 mins. And, you will be glad you replaced them,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-11-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By roboe60
One likely suspect is the PCV (rear cover on the...

One likely suspect is the PCV (rear cover on the intake manifold). Pull your dipstick and check for suction at the opening. Is your SES light on?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-09-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By roboe60
Was your replacement PCV (rear cover) OEM ? I...

Was your replacement PCV (rear cover) OEM ?
I saw in your other post that you replaced it
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-08-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By roboe60
I have tried Mobil 0w40, Castrol 0w30 and Castrol...

I have tried Mobil 0w40, Castrol 0w30 and Castrol 0w40 without a noticeable change in the Vanos noise. I have rebuilt Vanos units ready to install. I can't stand the noise any longer. I did not...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-25-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By roboe60
I replaced both sides a few months ago. It was...

I replaced both sides a few months ago. It was surprisingly easy. Here is a link to a write-up on E38.org:

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/528943
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-16-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By roboe60
Are you getting the Failsafe message on the dash?...

Are you getting the Failsafe message on the dash? How old is your battery and have you had it tested?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By roboe60
Replaced mine last year using this guide from...

Replaced mine last year using this guide from E38.org. Very easy job and it sure improves the looks compared to the old, crumbling seal.
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/481753
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 788
Posted By roboe60
Mobil 0W-40 and Castrol Edge 0W-30 (Euro Formula)...

Mobil 0W-40 and Castrol Edge 0W-30 (Euro Formula) are both BMW approved and are priced well at Walmart (Mobil) and Autozone during their oil change specials (Castrol)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-01-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By roboe60
^+1 on the heater hose(s). If you find one hose...

^+1 on the heater hose(s). If you find one hose to be the source of the leak, replace all four while you are back there.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-22-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By roboe60
I couldn't find the spring, so I replaced the...

I couldn't find the spring, so I replaced the entire assembly
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-21-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By roboe60
The windows have probably delaminated.

The windows have probably delaminated.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-15-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By roboe60
Do you have a factory installed phone?

Do you have a factory installed phone?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-04-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By roboe60
True, that is better. I have the other one...

True, that is better. I have the other one bookmarked and use it enough, I don't think about it not being in English.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By roboe60
It is a little tricky wiggling it back in. I...

It is a little tricky wiggling it back in. I taped up my bumper to avoid scratches. It is good to plug it back in first (ask me how I know) :)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-04-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By roboe60
Put your VIN here and get the details of your car...

Put your VIN here and get the details of your car
http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By roboe60
If you have bi-xenon, then you have 6 bulbs...

If you have bi-xenon, then you have 6 bulbs total:
Hi/Lo (outside bulb) - qty 2
DRL (inside bulb) - qty 2
Parking lamp (halo) - qty 2
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-01-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By roboe60
Depends on the condition of the rotors, but I did...

Depends on the condition of the rotors, but I did both pads and rotors. Used Akebono pads and slotted-drilled rotors from ECS
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